About Us

About Us

UNC Psychiatry Interest Group (PsIG)

The UNC Psychiatry Interest Group, funded by the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, is dedicated to exposing students to the field of Psychiatry.  Membership consists of first-through-fourth year medical students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The UNC Psychiatry Interest Group activities include:

  • Community service/shadowing opportunities through Project HomeStart
  • Shadowing opportunities within various subspecialties of psychiatry
  • Mentoring opportunities with faculty psychiatrists, residents, and fellows
  • Guest speakers to expose students to current psychiatry topics
  • Hosting panels to answer medical students’ questions about the field of psychiatry
  • Meetings with faculty to discuss shadowing experiences, patient cases, and current topics in psychiatry
  • Opportunities to attend Continuing Medical Education meetings
  • Opportunities to join the Robert Bashford Fellows program for students who wish to regularly shadow psychiatrists and participate in Project HomeStart